Keane criticises Arsenal man after Man United stalemate

January 31, 2021 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Roy Keane did also reserve praise for Mikel Arteta’s side for their “spirited performance” against Manchester United.

The Man United legend criticised Willian for his showing after coming off the bench at half time at the Emirates.

The attacker enjoyed a fantastic seven-year spell at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea. He made over 330 appearances for the club and he got 63 goals and 62 assists.

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Willian’s contract expired in the summer and in August he officially joined Arsenal on a three-year deal.

The Brazillian has not hit the ground running so far. He is yet to score from his 22 appearances for the Gunners this season, but he has registered three assists.

Willian failed to make an impact again on Saturday as Arsenal were held to a goalless draw by Manchester United.

Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, as cited by The Mirror, Keane suggested that Arteta would have been “pleased” after the draw against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

“I definitely feel it was a spirited performance from Arsenal and I think they certainly created a very good chance in the second half. I think the manager [Mikel Arteta] will be pleased.

“When three of your better players are missing, you want to see a bit of fight and a bit of spirit and they done all that.

“I really fancied United before the game but we saw these chances. Obviously it sums up Willian’s time since he’s gone to the club.

“I didn’t for one minute think he would take this chance.

“But it was definitely spirited and they created chances. They’ll be delighted with the draw, no doubt.”